Oil and gas production
Belorusneft is currently producing oil and gas in 64 fields in Belarus, 1 in Ecuador, and 6 in Russia.
Our Company is interested in development of oil and gas recovery in new regions.
A dedicated oil and gas production department Rechitsaneft is responsible for oil production in Belarus.
Commercial petroleum production in Belarus started in 1965 and is currently concentrated in the Pripyat Trough area (Gomel and Mogilev region). For more than 50 years of its development this area produced over 138 million tons of oil and 15.6 billion cubic meters of associated gas.
Most of the proven oil reserves in the Belarusian region are difficult to recover. The majority of oil and gas is produced from the largest fields like Rechitskoye, Ostashkovichskoye, Vishanskoye and Yuzhno-Ostashkovichskoye.
Total well stock is more than 1,000 wells, including 882 producing wells. 93.5 % of which use artificial lift (electric submersible pumps and sucker rods). Major facilities of oil production are equipped with state-of-the-art MWD systems. All the processes associated with production, transportation and preparation are automated.
The maximum annual oil production was achieved in 1975 and amounted to almost 8 million tons (153 kbopd). In 1976 oil production in the country decreased dramatically due to high recovery rates and reserve deterioration (major fields entered the final stage of development) and by 1997 oil production dropped to 36 kbpod. Since 2013, the annual production stabilized at 1.645 thousand tons of oil. In 2019 Belorusneft are planning to produce 1,690 thousand tons.
Setting up rational and efficient development system allowed us to stabilize petroleum production in the region and maintain its annual volume since 2013 at 1.645 million tons. Since 2017, we achieved a small annual production increase. In 2021, we plan to reach 1.730 million tons mark.
Boosting drilling activities, enhancing the efficiency of geological and technical measures taking into account detailed studying of geology together with careful selection of drilling and stimulation targets, wide-scale re-equipment and introduction of new technologies all contribute to stabilizing and increasing oil production. Drilling of multilateral and multi-hole wells, multi-stage hydraulic fracturing, dual completion, and water shut off using new solutions have proven to be the most efficient technologies fit for our strategic goal.
Since 2013 Belorusneft started oil and gas production in Russia. In 2013 Belorusneft acquired OJSC Oil Company Yangpur. This company own license for the use of subsurface resources of Izvestinskiy (1,036 km2) and Yuzhno-Tydeotinskiy (493 km2 license areas). They is located in Purovskiy district of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
OJSC Oil Company Yangpur – oil and gas production company which has at 7 fields (6 of them are inoperation at the moment).
Annual production of oil and gas condensate is about 300,000 tons, natural gas – around 290 million m3. The annual production of the company is 1.3 million tons of o.e.
Belorusneft works in the region using closed oil and gas gathering system and a well-organized system of petroleum sales channels via OJSC Transneft pipeline system.
Our company pays great attention to sustainability and environmental protection.
Belorusneft development strategy consists of prospecting of new resources and efficient development of fields in operation by introducing new production technologies.
Belorusneft is planning to expand its presence in Russia by acquiring new assets.
In 2013 Ecuador established a subsidiary company - Service Oil Ecuador Ecuaservoil SA. Under the contract with the company Petroamazonas, one oil field is being developed - Armadillo (Block 55). In 2017-2020, 10 production wells were drilled, more than 370 thousand tons of oil were produced.
Belorusneft strategic objective in Ecuador is to increase the efficiency of development of oil and gas reservoirs. We are going to address this challenge by introducing new production technologies and careful selection of well interventions.